The 93rd annual Academy Awards air Sunday evening, and while we have a few films with a hefty number of nominations, we could see a broad split among the more notable movies. Nomadland is the heavy favorite to take home Best Picture, but Mank has the most nominations among all films, with 10. Nomadland is tied with five other films at six nominations.
Mank heads into the Oscars tied for fifth best odds to win Best Picture at DraftKings Sportsbook. Nomadland is favored at -670, followed by The Trial of the Chicago 7 (+600), Minari (+1400), Promising Young Woman (+1700), and then Mank tied with Judas & the Black Messiah (both +3300). They’re followed by Sound of Metal (+5000) and The Father (+10000).
Mank is only favored in one of its ten nominations — listed at -560 for Best Production Design. It is second for Best Director (David Fincher, +1000), Best Original Score (+800), Best Cinematography (+350), and Best Sound (+1000).
Although Mank clears the field with 10 nominations, it is a ways off from most nominations received by a single film. The record is 14, held by All About Eve (1950), Titanic (1997), and La La Land (2016).
None of this year’s films will break the record for most awards won by a single film. That is 11, held by Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Notably, the last one swept all 11 categories in which it was nominated.
This year features Frances McDormand competing for her third acting Oscar, and Olivia Colman, Viola Davis, Anthony Hopkins, and Gary Oldman all competing for their second. Katharine Hepburn holds the record for most acting awards, winning Best Actress four times in her career.
Glenn Close is nominated for the eighth time in an acting category and is still looking for her first victory. She is tied with Peter O’Toole for most acting nominations without winning an award.